Coll. by M.C. Parler Mrs. Donia Cooper
West Fork, Ark.
August 14, 1959
Reel 387-388, Item 13
Way back in the hills as a boy I once wandered,
There deep in the grave lies the one that I love,
She was called from this earth, a jewel for heaven, More precious than diamonds, more precious than pearls.
A jewel here on earth, a jewel in heaven,
It will brighten the kingdom around God’s great throne, Kay the angels have peace, God bless her in heaven, They took her away and they left me alone.
As a girl of sixteen, we courted each In the beautiful mountains of our childhood home, She was too good for earth, its sins and its sorrows,
God called her away and left me to roam.
I bought her a ring to wear on her finger We planned our future, our home, and the day;
Too perfect to last, my hopes were all blighted,
Death’s angel then came and he took her away
This world has its troubles, its trials and pleasures, Mother Earth holds her treasures of diamonds and gold,
But she can’t hold the soul of one precious jewel That is resting in peace with the heavenly fold.
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